Saturday Morning Flashback

Saturday Mornings at 8:00am

A framed (and cracked) memento of an amazing live broadcast of Bruce & the E Street Band from the Agora in Cleveland. 
Photo: W. Rice

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]

It was a very good year for Springsteen fans. Darkness on the Edge of Town topped the XRT Listener Poll, and if there had been a Best Concert category back then, his September show at […]

WXRT–01/17/2015

photo: Epic Records/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1982 [Playlist]

The top artists on our annual Listener Poll included the Clash, Peter Gabriel, the Who, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, and newcomers the Stray Cats and those vegemite lovers, Men at Work! […]

WXRT–01/10/2015

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1989 [Playlist]

This Week’s Playlist: 1989

01/05/2015

Election night, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976.
(photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1976 [Playlist]

It was the year that XRT was finally on the air 24 hours every day. There were a few other notable events, like a presidential election, “Hizzoner” the first Mayor Daley died, it was an […]

WXRT–12/27/2014

photo: Frank Micelotta / Getty Images

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1994 [Playlist]

It was the year of Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction, the bizarre white Ford Bronco slow-motion highway chase, no World Series, and a new TV show called Friends. Richard Nixon, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Harry […]

WXRT–12/21/2014

(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

In the year that saw the death of the King, music was re-energized. Debut releases from artists like Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, the Clash, and others offered an invigorating challenge to the predictable mainstream rock bands of the mid-70s.

WXRT–03/24/2014

(Photo Credit: Danny Clinch)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” has been mentioned more than a few times during coverage of the Sochi Games, and for good reason. That semi-final match pitting U.S. collegiate underdogs against the mighty Soviet Union […]

WXRT–02/23/2014

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Flashback: The Making of “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc [Listen]

Johnny Mars will be behind the board for Saturday Morning Flashback — 1977. He just dropped my a line saying he’s going to give a spin to 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love,” early in the show. This is a track full of 70s studio magic and worth checking out in more detail.

If you have a few free minutes, watch this short documentary on the making of the song below and how the band used vocal loops the create the breathy atmosphere that makes this recording so unique.

10/18/2013

1992

Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/11/13 [Playlist]

Next week: 1983 This Week’s Playlist: 1992 Song – Artist Steam – Peter Gabriel Love – The Sundays Friday I’m in Love – The Cure Beneath the Damage and the Dust – Peter Himmelman Saturday […]

05/11/2013

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/4/13 [Playlist]

1975. The Vietnam war finally ended, Mayor Richard J. Daley was reelected to an unprecedented 5th term, Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and by the end of the year, […]

WXRT–05/04/2013

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